Been Cruising for decades and gave up the rod and reels ages ago. The handline with a bungee is what we use. Here in French Polynesia
we have lost
a number of lures. Big toothy fish(Wahoo, Sharks, etc). Now using 150lb test wire braid. Bound to lessen the hookups but heck we are miles away from a place to buy more lures and when we do see they they are shockingly expensive!! But most thing are here in paradise
300lb tuna cord, 150lb Wire leader, Bungee cord, clothes pin...... Hopefully that equals "Fish On!"